Hospitals, cities set example with better care for less

09/8/2009 | MSNBC

Cities and health systems that provide better patient care for less money are being touted as examples for national health care reform. Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania, for example, offers patients a flat fee for bypass surgery and a 90-day warranty; while in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a clinic opened by two competing hospitals reduced side effects and hospitalizations of patients who use blood thinners.

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